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In a bizarre, but very Hollywood-esque stunt, 33 couples decided to get married during Macklemore’s rendition of “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards last night. Macklemore, Hollywood’s self-appointed social justice revolutionary (he thought he was gay in third grade because he was good at drawing), invited the couples to exchange rings and vows on camera after he finished the performance. The couples, both gay and straight, were married by Queen Latifah, who is apparently qualified to do such a thing in the state of California. It was all very contrived and trivialized Hollywood. Here is a description from Entertainment Weekly, as well as a video of the production.
It was a nice demonstration of the song’s marriage-equality themes. Playing the role of officiant, Latifah asked the couples to exchange their rings. She declared them all spouses. The newlyweds flocked down the aisle. And it was at that particular moment that freaking Madonna walked onstage, joining everyone in a “Same Love” singalong. It was an emotional moment, is what I’m getting at.
Like I said, the list is infinite, but that’s because there is literally nothing worse than getting married at a freaking Macklemore concert.